Just one year before the general election, Kiren Rijiju was unexpectedly replaced by Arjun Ram Meghwal as Union Law Minister today.
Less than a year after being elevated to the Law Ministry with cabinet position, Mr. Rijiju, who is regarded as one of the government’s most prominent ministers and a problem-solver, has been transferred to the comparatively low-key Ministry of Earth Sciences.
Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, will now be in charge of the Law Ministry on an independent basis. For the first time in recent memory, the law minister does not hold a position in the cabinet.
Mr. Rijiju thanked the Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, and all judges in a twitter post for his former ministry.
It has been been a privelege and an honour to serve as Union Minister of Law & Justice under the guidance of Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji. I thank honble Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, all Judges of Supreme Court, Chief Justices and Judges of High Courts, Lower… pic.twitter.com/CSCT8Pzn1q
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) May 18, 2023